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Hackers find clever new way to hose Google users | The Register:

Google goes to great lengths to protect users against by warning when a website included in search results is believed to be malicious. But at time of writing, queries on Google for “jamie presley,” “mari misato” and “risa coda” got one or more poisoned link in the first 10 results. More than 20,000 Google results contained such redirects, according to F-Secure, the antivirus firm . In the second half of 2007, 51 per cent of sites hosting malware were legitimate destinations that had been compromised, as opposed to sites specifically set up by criminals, according to security firm Finjan. In the case here, neither ZDNet Asia nor TorrentReactor were compromised, although the criminals were clearly taking advantage of their strong page ranking and the trust that many end users have in them.

And if it’s not already automated it will be soon.

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